Number of screens a storyline can accomodate

Hi all,

I am currently working on an 'Ethics and Compliance" Training. Per the client requirements, there are separate modules on different topics that when clubbed forms the entire package. The challenge is that when we merged all the modules into a single component, the number of screens came to 300.

It's a rapid development model and we are using storyline for development'

Based on your previous experiences, has anyone faced a similar situation? If yes, how did you tackle it. If no, a little help would be beneficial to figure out what to do. :(

All responses are welcome.

Thanks,

Shweta

6 Replies
Cary Glenn

Storyline can handle that many slides. I don't think anyone has run into a limit based on Storyline, the LMS might have a size limit though. The bigger problem will be people brains. I feel lucky if I can get people to remember 5 things from a lesson. If I was in a company that had me sit through 300 slides of Ethics and Compliance I would run away. Take a look at this John Medina video on Death by PowerPoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ5dbUCu2Ug&list=UUbWA8Xkwm1xQFNGDm6obyEQ

Steve Flowers

Aside from the waterboarding effect of a large content conveyer, there are some technical issues you may run into when loading an SL1 course to LMS.

You may run into problems with suspend data restoring the bookmark, depending on the LMS and SCORM version. The restore may go to a slide somewhere in the middle of your module if the "SCORM cookie" or suspend data field overflows. We've seen this with some larger modules running in SCORM 1.2. Setting each slide to restore to initial state helps.

Alexandros Anoyatis

Phil Mayor said:

I hit limits with the periodic table demo where I originally could only get 1 slide, it currently runs with over 30 slides but will not support anymore. It is more about what you have on the slides and layers rather than how many slides you have.


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Steve Flowers said:

Aside from the waterboarding effect of a large content conveyer, there are some technical issues you may run into when loading an SL1 course to LMS.

You may run into problems with suspend data restoring the bookmark, depending on the LMS and SCORM version. The restore may go to a slide somewhere in the middle of your module if the "SCORM cookie" or suspend data field overflows. We've seen this with some larger modules running in SCORM 1.2. Setting each slide to restore to initial state helps.


+1

For a total of +2.

Shweta Mukherjee

Thanks everyone for the response.

Alex, I agree with your suggestion. My bad actually. I realized that my question was incomplete. There is a parent course that contains various modules. All these modules are separate entity but just that they are housed under one umbrella. I completely agree had it been one module, this is not the best design strategy.

Nick, what you suggested is actually what I am following - a parent course that has various modules, which are standalone.

Phil, there are no layers. Since it is a compliance training, all the content is linear. However, there are separate modules housed under one course.

Steve, thanks so much for the feedback. We haven't reached the stage of LMS uploading yet. However, since you mentioned, I will make a note of it.